Everest Base Camp
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU – The city of arts and architecture |29.9oC/3.2oC*|
Embarking on our journey begins from Kathmandu, the city with the remarkable architecture dated back to 16th Century. Our team representative will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. Our representative will help you to check in to the hotel. You will be welcomed, facilitated and served with a beautiful hotel room. The first arrival day is entirely a break day. In the evening, you can walk around nearby touristic hubs like Thamel and Basantapur Durbar square.
DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU VALLEY [1400m] The city of arts and architecture | 29.9oC/3.2oC*|
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers a wonderful mix of Hinduism and Buddhism. After breakfast we visit UNESCO world heritage sites as one of the largest Hindu temple Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddha Stupa and Swoyambhunath Stupa. We visit two more UNESCO world heritage sites, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square right after lunch. Back to hotel, rest for the remaining day. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03: FLIGHT TO LUKLA AND TREK TO PHAKDING [2652m] Trek starts from Tenzing Hilary Airport |3hrs|
After breakfast we board a flight to Lukla and land on a steep mountain runway that brings us a new start of our trek at the village of Lukla (2,850 m). Even during the entire flight we can enjoy panoramic sights of great Himalayas of Nepal including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m), Kanchenjunga, Gaurishankar, Ganesh, Langtang etc. From Lukla, we head upward to DudhKoshi Valley on a well-marked trail to Phakding.
Overnight stay at tea house lodge.
DAY 04: PHAKDING TO NAMCHE [3440m] Major Trading Village |6hrs|
Leaving Phakding we cross the river twice through high suspension bridges and arrive at Monjo, the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. From here we follow the path to reach Namche which is the major trading village in entire Khumbu region. If the weather is clear we can get the first glimpse of Mt Everest. Overnight stay at tea house lodge.
DAY 05: REST DAY IN NAMCHEBAZAR [3440m] | ACCLIMATIZATION | NAMCHE EXPLORATION
We spend our entire day in Namche by taking complete rest in order to acclimatize to gain altitude, plan for forthcoming trips and get habituated for trekking destinations. We also visit Sherpa Museum and nearby Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary and Everest View Hotel for sunset view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and AmaDablam. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
DAY 06: NAMCHE TO TENGBOCHE [3867m] A legendary monastery | 5-6hrs |
The trail follows the path to the side of the valley, high above the DudhKoshi River. We will get to see some great views of mountains peaks of the Khumbu region including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and AmaDablam. As we move downwards, we pass through several Sherpa villages and teashops and continue the hike to reach Tengboche by following the zigzag path. The path offers awesome sights of Rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at tea house lodge/ camp.
DAY 07: TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE [4400m] A beautiful mountain river, Imjakhola | 5-6hrs |
We descend downhill from Tengboche through the forests and cross ImjaKhola (River). The trail then follows the uphill path to the village of Pangboche which faces Mt. AmaDablam (6,856m). Joy of the trek will be further escalated by the views of mountains, forests, Gompas, rivers etc. Further two hours of walk will take us to our last destination for today. Overnight stay at tea house lodge.
DAY 08: REST DAY IN DINGBOCHE [4400m] | DINGBOCHE EXPLORATION |
After the continuous walk for seven days, we take a complete rest. We spend our entire day in Pheriche resting in order to acclimatize to gain altitude, plan for forthcoming trips and get habituated to trekking destinations. However, we can also climb up onto the ridge for the view of beautiful Mt. Lhotse and visit
Imja Valley. Overnight stay at tea house lodge.
DAY 09: DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE [4900m] Memorial Stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers | 6-7hrs |
After leaving Dingboche we trek uphill to Lobuche and pass through a wide valley, Khumbu glacier and several tea houses in between. We walk up through Dungla where we can also find the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives on Everest over many years. Moreover, the trail also offers magnificent views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and Mt. Nuptse. Overnight stay at tea house lodge.
DAY 10: LOBUCHE TO GORAK SHEP [5180m ] | Fiery & glorious sunrise view from Kala Patthar |5-6hrs|
In order to reach GorakShep we have to pass Kala Patthar and Khumbu glaciers surrounded by astoundingly beautiful snow-clad mountains. We have an opportunity to meet Everest Climbers during spring season on our way to Gorakshep. Unbelievable surrounding beauty provides us a great relief to our tired feet. Three hours of further walking and we reach GorakShep. Overnight stay at tea house lodge.
DAY 11: GORAK SHEP TO EVEREST BASE CAMP [5364m] & BACK TO GORAKSHEP | The trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier | 7-8hrs |
A very early start is required to reach the Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. We trek to Everest Base Camp an easy way. However, there are several ups and downs mostly on a glacier path. There is also a lot of meandering on rough terrains. As we reach the base camp, we enjoy the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp. Overnight stay at tea house lodge.
DAY 12: GORAKSHEP TO PHERICHE [4200m] | Walking down steep hills through Imja River | 5-6hrs |
We need to walk downhill. Couple of hours of walk will take us to Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) from where we continue the journey and pass KhumbuKhola, ImjaKhola and the suspension bridge. Overnight stay at tea house lodge.
DAY 13: PHERICHE TO NAMCHEBAZAR [3440m] Mountain goats, pheasants and birds on the way |6-7hrs|
From Pheriche our journey continues towards Namche. The trail takes us across rivers and rhododendron forests, amidst the views of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Kantega and Thamserku mountains. We descend rapidly through pine forest where we can easily spot mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds. Overnight stay at tea house lodge.
DAY 14: NAMCHEBAZAR TO LUKLA [2860m] Walking on the suspension bridges.. |6hrs|
This will be the final day of the trek and the ultimate destination is Lukla. The path goes alongside the DudhKoshi to reach Lukla. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages. Upon reaching Lukla in the evening, we have time to enjoy local drinks with Sherpa guides and porters. Overnight stay at lodge.
DAY 15: FLY FROM LUKLA TO KATHMANDU | 40mins | Celebration for accomplishments |
After having breakfast we walk for our flight to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu airport, our team representative will transfer you to the designated hotel. In the evening, you have free time for refreshments and shopping. Evening farewell dinner will be organized at Nepali restaurant with cultural program. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 16: FINAL DEPARTURE |To know how satisfied our guests are measured not only by how tight the goodbye hugs are but by staying in touch with us forever |
This is the last day of your visit. You can enjoy shopping and buying souvenir to friends and relatives. We will drop you to the airport 3 hrs prior to the departure time. The memories that you have shared with us matter a lot. Waving hands and goodbye hugs are just not enough, we tell our beloved guests to stay in touch with us. This is the way how we feel satisfied by our services.
*Note: The figures shown above are the minimum and maximum temperatures in summer and winter respectively | Source: Department of Hydrology & Metrology, Nepal.